The Sarasota County School District Ice Thermal Storage System is a 20,000kW energy storage project located in Sarasota, Florida, US.

The thermal energy storage project uses ice as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2014 and was commissioned in 2014.


The Sarasota County School District Ice Thermal Storage System is owned by School Board Of Sarasota County (100%).

The key applications of the project are electric bill management and electric energy time shift.

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CALMAC and School Board Of Sarasota County have delivered the project.

Additional information

CALMAC, a leader in energy storage systems, announces the use of its ice-based energy storage tanks at Sarasota County School District’s Oak Park School, located in South Florida. For over 20 years, the Sarasota County School District has benefitted from the use of CALMAC’s ice storage technology, and in 2013 alone, achieved over $2 million in energy cost savings. The installation of CALMAC’s IceBank energy storage tanks at Oak Park School went live at the beginning of the 2014 school year and now the district is able to store a total of 20 MW of energy among 36 schools.


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